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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – THE END OF HEARTACHE

For some reason, this groove is harder for me then the fastest most complex grooves I covered. it’s almost annoyingly slow, and the whole time I couldn’t decide if I should lead with the left or right foot for the second part of the bass drum pattern. the correct thing to do was to start with the left, but it’s just so slow that it made more sense to start with the right…


Album: The End of Heartache

Released: May 11, 2004
Labels: Roadrunner

Album Cover – The End of Heartache (2004)


Killswitch Engage are an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock. After Overcast broke up in 1998, bassist Mike D’Antonio jammed with Aftershock guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz. Dutkiewicz, now playing drums, recruited guitarist Joel Stroetzel from Aftershock and vocalist Jesse Leach of the band Nothing Stays Gold to form a new band, Killswitch Engage. The band’s name is derived from an episode of the television series The X-Files entitled “Kill Switch”, written by William Gibson, who gave the episode this title after meeting the industrial band Kill Switch…Klick.

Killswitch Engage

The End of Heartache is the band’s third studio album. It was released on May 11, 2004 through Roadrunner Records. It is the first album to feature lead vocalist Howard Jones. It is also the first album with Justin Foley as the band’s drummer.

Justin Foley


Fun Fact

Adam Dutkiewicz, the band’s guitarist, went on “The Price is Right” in early 2015 and won more than $50,000 worth of prizes!

Adam Dutkiewicz on The Price is Right


Video Credits

Shot in my studio in Los Angeles
Released on Mar 1, 2013

The End of Heartache